INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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............. 55 x Image Playback................................................................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .................................. 12 Quick Start Guide ....................................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ........................................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ............................................................................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash....................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List............................................ 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects.............. 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ... 40 Formatting the Card............................................................................................................................................ 35 Basic Operation .................................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery............................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer................................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ....................................................................................................................................... 10 Handling Precautions ........................ 46 1 Full Auto Techniques................. 49 2 Shooting Portraits..................................................................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes....................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language............................................................................ 26 Turning on the Power ................................................................................................................ 5 Contents at a Glance.......................................................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ........................................................................ 27 Setting the Date and Time.............. 4 Chapters .............................................. 38 3 Menu Operations ................................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .......................................................................... 58 6 .. 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

.....83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ...................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ............................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ..............................................................................................................................................................................................96 A AE Lock .........................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style........99 2 White Balance Correction....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock......................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ..............................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE..................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ...............................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality..........82 a: Manual Exposure.............103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ....69 i Continuous Shooting .................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer........................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .......................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ........................104 Preventing Camera Shake ........................98 B: Setting the White Balance ...............94 Setting the Color Space ...80 Depth of Field Preview ...................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ...............................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ......................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...................................106 7 ......85 q Changing the Metering Mode................................................

............................................ 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color............................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings..................................................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ......................... 111 Using AF to Focus ....................................................................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ........ 156 u/y Magnified View ............................................................................................................. 124 Shooting Function Settings ...................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ...................... 158 b Rotating the Image ......... 113 Focusing Manually............................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically .................................... 164 8 ..................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ................. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ....................................................................................................................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings....................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ................................................................................. 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly................................................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ............................................................. 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.......................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images .... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ......................................... 139 File Numbering Methods ............................................ 160 k Playing Movies ........... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ............................ 146 Setting the Flash ........................... 138 Card Reminder ....................................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ............................................................................

..................................................170 L Erasing Images ............199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ..................................................................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information..........................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV .........................................225 Index ..........................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ......................216 Troubleshooting Guide................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.........................................................................224 Specifications ...............................212 System Map ........................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ......171 B Shooting Information Display .........................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ..........................167 K Protecting Images ...................................................................218 Error Codes.......................................................................178 Trimming the Image ................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).......................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..................................................................................204 External Speedlites ..237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 .............................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ..........................................................................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ...............................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu .183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ............................176 wPrinting.............................................................................210 Menu Settings ..........................................

78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.46. 53.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.71 (j Self-timer) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p. 62.50.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.45 .

175 (Direct printing) 11 .167 (Video OUT) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.72 (76. 83.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.58 (x Playback) p.156 (H Index display) p.53. 1) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.170 (K Image protect) p.72 (73.68 (S AF point selection) p.171 (L Delete) p.

The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. For stubborn dirt. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. This is to avoid damaging the camera. test all its functions before using it. and focusing screen. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. dry. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. 12 . If you accidentally drop the camera into water. To prevent condensation. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. card and battery from the camera. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. reflex mirror. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. If there is condensation. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. viewfinder. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. Even while the camera is in storage.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. do not use the camera. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If condensation forms on the camera. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. well-ventilated location. remove the lens. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight.

Do not subject it to excessive force. Store the card in a case. physical shock. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. or humid locations. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Live View shooting. are not a malfunction. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. However. bend. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. It will return to normal at room temperature. etc. dusty. or vibration.01% or less pixels. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. Although this is not a malfunction. speakers. 13 . or movie shooting for a prolonged period. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. or magnet.99% effective pixels. the camera may become hot. Do not store the card in hot. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. In low or high temperatures.. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. or wet the card. note the following: Do not drop. They do not affect the images recorded. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside.

Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. .26) To charge the battery.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. (p. see page 29. insert it into the slot. (p. Attach the lens. (p. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p. Set the power switch to <1>.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. see page 24.

58). see “Erasing Images” (p. see page 107. Focus the subject. Review the picture.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. on the LCD monitor. (p. press the <x> button (p.171). and the camera will focus the subject. 2 sec.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p. the built-in flash will popup automatically. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 15 .37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. Take the picture.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. If necessary. (p. To display the image again. To delete an image. (p. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. Press the shutter button halfway.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) 21 .120) Focus mode switch (p.13) Lens mount index (p.69.231) Zoom position index (p.69.231) Focus mode switch (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom ring (p.231) Zoom ring (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.33) Contacts (p.35) Lens mount index (p.35) Contacts (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom position index (p.34) Focusing ring (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Hood mount (p.

Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 . Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).24).

The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .205).Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.

For safety reasons. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. follow the above procedure in reverse.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet.10°C / 43°F . attach the battery securely. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. As shown in the illustration. To detach the battery. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. the full-charge lamp will turn green.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. 2 Attach the battery. It takes approx. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. When the battery is fully recharged. 24 . recharging in low temperatures (6°C .

Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. When not using the camera. After recharging the battery. a small amount of power current is released. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Purchase a new battery. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. remove the battery. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. If necessary. the battery has reached the end of its service life. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Even during storage.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Doing so can damage the battery charger. 25 . resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life.

until it snaps shut. be careful not to swing it back further. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. To prevent short circuiting. Otherwise. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. After opening the battery compartment cover.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 26 . Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. the battery Insert the end with contacts. 3 Close the cover. 2 Insert the battery. the hinge might break.

see page 29 to set the date/time. [Recording . 27 .139). About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. just press the shutter button halfway (p.37). About Auto Power Off To save battery power. This is normal and not a problem. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. To turn on the camera again. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. During the sensor cleaning. Set to this position when not using the camera. <1> : The camera turns on. the LCD monitor will display <f>. the <f> icon might not be displayed.. Even during the sensor cleaning. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval.

the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. see page 109. 470 shots Approx. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. 470 shots without flash use and approx. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. • Using the LCD monitor often. 550 shots Approx. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. Depending on the lens used. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. but adequate power remains. 270 shots with 50% flash use. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. no Live View shooting. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. the number of possible shots may be lower. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. x : Battery level is slightly down. 28 . For battery life with Live View shooting. n : Battery must be recharged.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery.

3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. set the date/time again. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK].to select the the <U> key date or time number. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. (Returns to b. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. the 3 SetPress date and time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Under 2 Time]. Press the <V> key to set the number. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press then press <0>. the [6] tab. The date/time will be set. 29 . The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. Be sure to set the correct date/time. If this happens.) setting. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. then press <0>. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the date/time might be reset.

Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. then press <0>. tab. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. 30 . the 3 SetPress desired language. the the <V> key to select language. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. The interface language will change.

138). Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. etc.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). 3 Close the cover. 31 . image-recording quality.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. ISO speed. the card. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. When you set the power switch to <1>. 2 Insertshown by the illustration.

card. It may also damage the card or camera. then let go. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. or data is being transferred. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card.. • Removing the battery. then open the cover. Pull the card straight out. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. never do any of the following.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. the 2 Remove pushcard. Gently in the The card will stick out. The card may then return to normal.140). then close the cover. use a different card. Check that “Recording. • Shaking or banging the camera around. being erased. • Opening the card slot cover. If the error persists. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. 32 . Doing so may damage the image data.. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. Set the power switch to <2>. While the access lamp is lit or blinking.42).” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. If the card already contains recorded images. Make sure the access lamp is off. remove and reinstall the card.

4 Remove the front lens cap. do it in a place with minimal dust. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. When storing the camera without a lens attached.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. 33 . set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Red index lens. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. lens. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). autofocus will not operate. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color.

If you want to zoom. Image sensor size (22. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Turn the lens until it stops. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. do not touch the rotating part. then detach it. do it before focusing.42 x 0.) 34 .6x. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.88 x 0. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.94 in.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.59 in. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.3 x 14.9 mm / 0. Doing so may cause loss of vision. turn the lens as shown by the arrows.

camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. 35 . Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions.6 IS lens as an example. press the shutter button completely to take the picture.5-5.5-5. picture. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer.5-5. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer will operate. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. However. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.

6. sold separately) is recommended. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. place one foot in front of the other. 36 . see page 107. 4. To maintain a stable stance. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 5. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 2. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. 3.

note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Even during the menu display. You can press the shutter button halfway. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. To prevent camera shake. 37 . Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. and image recording. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. It can cause blurred pictures. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. image playback. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. then slowly press the shutter button completely.

38 . you can select certain drive modes (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. the the <S> key to select function to be set.72). the 2 SetPress desired setting.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. When the shooting settings are displayed. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. This is called the Quick Control screen. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. press the <Q> button.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.

86) AF mode (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.99) ISO speed (p.70) Metering mode (p.103) Drive mode (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.75) White balance (p.72) Picture Style (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.80) Shutter speed (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.89) Shooting mode* (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. select the function and press <0>. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). <0> 39 .

etc. While looking at the LCD monitor. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. use the <M> button. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. date/time.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <S> cross keys. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . and <0> button on the camera back.

Press the <M> button to display the menu. tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212.) The current setting is indicated in blue. 41 .or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 4 Select the setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. <0> to setting. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. the setting. item. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. then press <0>. 5 SetPress desired set it.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu.

so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. the menu will reappear. all images and data in the card will be erased. select [Format]. 42 . format the card with the camera. before formatting the card..3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. Under the [5] tab. Select [OK]. transfer the images to a computer. press <0>. then select [OK]. etc. 1 Select [Format]. 2 Format the card. Even protected images will be erased. When the formatting is completed. When the card is formatted. For low-level formatting. If necessary. then The card will be formatted. then press <0>.

About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. A card-related error is displayed (p. When discarding the card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Then format the card with the camera. When the card is formatted or data is erased. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. The actual data is not completely erased.224). You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. only the file management information is changed. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. The card is full with images or data. Even in this case. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. 43 .

If this happens. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. 44 .Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. If a fluorescent light is nearby. image. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. the display-off sensor (p. Press the button again to return to the previous screen.17. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. Appears when you press the <x> button. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. the LCD monitor might turn off. etc. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. In such a case. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. menu screen. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece.

the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. Ba si cZ one 45 . With the Basic Zone modes. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.103). The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. Also. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.210).

Focus confirmation light picture. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. If necessary. you can push it back down with your fingers.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. and generally the closest object will be focused. If the built-in flash has popped up. 3 Focus the subject. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. At the same time. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. on the LCD monitor. the built-in flash will popup automatically. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 46 . The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. halfway. All the AF points will be used to focus.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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1 Full Auto Techniques
Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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etc. use the telephoto end. Under low light. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. 52 . Shooting Tips Use a simple background. A simple background makes the flower. use a macro lens (sold separately). stand out better. move away from the subject. Some lenses have indications such as <40.25m/0. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If you have a zoom lens. Move to the subject as close as possible.. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. To make small things appear much larger. If you are too close to the subject. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. With a zoom lens.8ft>.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. the built-in flash will fire.

5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. If focus cannot be achieved. When you want to take the picture. Aim the center AF point over the subject.) and autofocusing will take effect. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Use the center AF point to focus. the beeper will continue beeping softly. If you hold down the shutter button. 3.7 shots per sec. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. press the shutter button completely. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. continuous shooting (max. use the <5> (Sports) mode. approx. Hold the camera steady and shoot. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. 53 . Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. During autofocusing.

If the self-timer is also used. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. Under low light. 54 . Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.4 feet from the camera. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Also.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. When using a zoom lens. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.

55 . * CA stands for Creative Auto. the 3 SetPress desired setting. the image-recording quality. see page 56-57. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. However. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. the the <S> key to select function to be set.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. etc. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. For details about each function. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. to select You can <S> key the function (7). The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. color tone (Picture Style). picture. depth of field.

If you set <b> (Flash off). If you move it toward the right. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. If you want to blur the background. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. it will not be applied. 56 . the picture will look darker. the picture will look brighter. the background might not look so blurred. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. the background will look more blurred. the background will look more in focus. <D> (Flash on). see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. If you move it toward the right. When flash is used. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left.

continuous.7 frames per second (fps). <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. you can set it for portraits. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality.. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. or black-and-white photos. (p. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect.204). landscapes. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.71. By pressing <0>.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. 57 . the set number of shots is taken continuously. (5) Single. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. * By pressing <0>. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3.

image. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. Each time you press the <B> button. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. 1 Playback the image. press the <Z> key.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. For more details on the playback procedure. the display format will change. see page 155. When you press the <x> button. press the <Y> key. 58 . the last captured image will be displayed. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display.

3 59 .Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. you can set various functions and be more creative. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. * <d> stands for Program. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.

2 Focus the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 4 Take the picture. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 60 . 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. This is called Program AE. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder.

To match the subject and ambient lighting level. drive mode. and other functions (p.62) or use flash (p. In very low light or very bright light. In bright light (4000 22). turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). The functions you can set are limited. The program can be shifted. the program shift will be canceled. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. You can freely set the AF mode.64). you can change the ISO speed (p. built-in flash. After you take the picture.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. So under low light. In the <d> mode. 61 . Program shift is not possible with flash.64). the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. as shown in the figure. In low light (30" 3. decrease the ISO speed. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>.5).62) or use the built-in flash (p. With <d>. either increase the ISO speed (p. many functions such the AF mode. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots.210). drive mode. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically.

the ISO speed is set automatically (p.Fn)] menu.400 400 . the ISO speed.63). In the Basic Zone modes. the farther the flash range will be (p. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.64).63). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].192). With “AUTO” selected.6400. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .) may appear. dots of light.1600 1600 .194).Fn)] menu. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. 62 . Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. 1 Press the <Z> button. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. etc. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. noise (banding. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.6400 (p. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .

in the image’s shooting information. 1600. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. 800. Under the [y] tab. then press <0>. However. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 .3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . select [ISO Auto]. When “AUTO” is set. As indicated below. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. 200. 400. the ISO speed will be set within this range. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. Select the ISO speed. Therefore. 63 . the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. then press <0>. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. or 3200. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800].

5 .5 / 3.5 / 3.34 1 .69 1 .5 .22 1 . or backlit conditions in daylight.17 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 / 3.61 1 . the flash will fire for the picture.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5-5.49 1 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 . .5 .6 IS lens 64 .7.15 1 .5 / 3.138 [Approx.6.26 / 3.97 1 . In the <d> mode. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .19 / 3.11 / 3.5 .5 .5. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .15 / 3.7. 1 Press the <D> button.12 1 .5 .3. the shutter speed (1/60 sec. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 .31 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.5 .3.11 1 . button halfway.5 / 3.5 / 3.5 / 3.21 / 3. picture.13 / 3.30 / 3. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 1 .5 / 3.5 .5 .2.5 .42 / 3.43 1 . In Creative Zone modes.9.5 .86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.1/200 sec.24 1 .4. low light.5-5. While the flash is recycling. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 .5 .5 .

When you press the shutter button halfway. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. In bright light.3 feet away from the subject. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. or when you go closer to the subject. take the picture after this display turns off. decrease the ISO speed. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. Then when you press the shutter button completely. then press <0>.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. Under the [1] tab. increase the ISO speed. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>.]. when the room is well lit. By increasing the ISO speed. when you press the shutter button halfway. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. the picture will be taken. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. Select [Enable]. decrease the ISO speed. For best results. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. you can extend the flash range. select [Red-eye reduc. For flash photography. For important shots. then press <0>. 65 .

With evaluative metering (p. In the Basic Zone modes. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. the focus will be locked. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. 66 . The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the <ZE> button. 1 On the lens. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. You can then recompose the shot if desired.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. 4 Focus the subject. then press <0>.86). the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the camera will focus only once. 2 Press mode] will appear.

AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. 67 . While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved.202). When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.68) is automatic. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the subject will be focused continuously. With AI Servo AF.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. During autofocusing. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. However. If this occurs. When the AF point selection (p. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. if the subject starts moving. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. Also. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. the beeper will sound softly. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable].

When all AF points light up. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. 2 Select the AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. automatic AF point selection will be set.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. With the <d> (Program AE). 68 . you can select one AF point to focus where you want. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. 1 Press the <S> button. Generally. <f>. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. all the AF points are active. <s>. and <a> modes. Therefore. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. While looking at the viewfinder. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. the subject.

you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. Also. First use the center AF point to focus. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. If you focus the eyes first. with a fast lens from f/1.8. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. 69 .S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close.0 to f/2. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. 2 Focus the subject. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. the beeper sounds. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. select and use the center AF point. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. If it is difficult to focus.

the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. 2 Select <i>. In AI Servo AF mode. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. Flash can also be used. 3 Take the picture. Press the <U> then press <0>. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. Since the flash will require recycling time.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 70 .7 shots per sec.193) is set to [2: Strong]. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. key to select <i>. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.

the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. 3 Take the picture. Look through the viewfinder. then press the shutter button completely. Two seconds before the picture is taken. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. With <q>. focus the subject.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer.204) l: 2-sec. 2 Select the self-timer. beeper. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. it may throw off the exposure.205). use focus lock (p. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. After taking self-timer shots. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor.106) q: 10-sec. then press <0>. self-timerN (p. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. 71 . self-timer The remote control can also be used. (p. press the <YiQ> button.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. Q: 10-sec. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. attach the eyepiece cover (p.58). To cancel the self-timer after it starts.

1 24. 17. select [Quality]. and other settings. 72 . ISO 100.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.4 3. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. Under the [1] tab. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. [Quality] will appear. then press <0>. * The file size. and Standard Picture Style.5 megapixels) and the image quality. or 4. 2 Selectyour reference. 17. the image-recording quality.0.7 2.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. Select the desired quality.5 24.4 1.5+6. ISO speed.2 1. card brand. Custom Functions. 8. 4. image size in pixels (****x****). and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.5 megapixels (4.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. number of possible shots.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).9.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. 1 Select [Quality].2 3. 17.5M) Approx. 8. then press <0>.

3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. 83 A4 (29. but more images can be saved to the card. the 7 image has higher image quality.) you want to crop the image.8x10cm/5. 14. Depending on the shooting conditions.7x8.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.9. or 1+73 is recommended.0in. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. the image quality will be slightly lower. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated.7cm/7.5x11. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.7in. 11. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. 1.8x12. 73 . see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.7x21cm/ 1 83.3in.9in. Even with the same number of pixels.8x3. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. it might be fewer than indicated. Other than 1. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. Or. If A3 (42x29. If 8 is selected.0x5. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.7cm/16. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. For details. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.

) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. CR2 0001 . 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. JPG File extension 1. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. 74 . The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C.CR2 for RAW). Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. (Noise may be noticeable in the images.JPG for JPEG and . About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . Using the provided software is recommended.

picture. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. you can adjust the skin tone. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. Effective for close-ups of women or children. Effective for impressive landscapes. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. [Picture Style] will appear. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. By changing the [Color tone] (p. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. and very sharp and crisp images. The image looks softer. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. 1 Press the <XA> button. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied.92). sharp. then press <0>. Picture Style. and crisp. 75 .

the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait].91). Other than with 1. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. For natural colors and subdued images. The image is dull and subdued. 76 .. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. a Picture Style file. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. [Landscape]. When [Monochrome] is selected.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. etc. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. W User Def. and adjust it as desired (p. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color.

All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. Except for <8>. aperture setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. 77 .Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. The second half of this chapter.

and turning it to the left sets a slower one. “0"5” indicates 0. picture. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. * <s> stands for Time value. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. 78 . 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>.5 sec. the desired shutter speed. and “15"” is 15 sec. However. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Also.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.

If the exposure will be too dark. If the exposure will be too bright. If this happens. to 1/30 sec. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. 79 . the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. If this happens. to 1/500 sec. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If you use a telephoto lens. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. to 30 sec. or slower. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed.

set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the desired aperture. If no lens is attached to the camera. the smaller the aperture opening will be. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. picture. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. 80 . Aperture Display The higher the f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.

A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. the “30"” (30 sec. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. If the picture will be too dark. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. If this happens.) shutter speed display will blink. Under low light. the narrower the depth of field. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor).) shutter speed display will blink. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. but also the lens and subject distance. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. 81 . If this happens. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. And the closer the subject. If the picture will be too bright. In such cases. On the other hand. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed.

Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). to suit the scene’s brightness. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used.30 sec.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. 82 . You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. In low light. If you are handholding the camera. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. . keep it steady to prevent camera shake. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. Using a tripod is recommended. (fixed)] (p.112).192). Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting.

the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. turn the <6> dial. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. With flash. * <a> stands for Manual. or to bulb. To set the shutter speed. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. to 1/30 sec. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. You can decide which exposure level to set.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. To set the aperture. the exposure level mark will move. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. 83 . While you change the shutter speed and aperture. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>.

A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. 205) is recommended. For bulb exposures.204) for bulb exposures. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.193). noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.204. the image might look a little grainy. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. etc. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. later. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. It can be used to photograph fireworks.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. p. 84 .

I want to use flash. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. Increase the ISO speed. Decrease the ISO speed. Flash can be used. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. The exposure is correct. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. A slow shutter speed has been set. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). it means that the subject is too bright. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. 85 . The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. 3 Take the picture. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. however. the subject.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. Use a tripod to steady the camera. it means that the subject is too dark.

select the the <U> key to metering mode. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. etc. 1 Select [Metering mode]. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. Normally. 86 . select [Metering mode]. This metering mode is for advanced users. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. evaluative metering is recommended.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. Under the [2] tab. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. then press <0>. the 2 SetPress metering mode. then press <0>.

If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops./AEB] on page 89. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. comp. After taking the picture. 87 .Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero.

turn the <6> dial to the right.] will be displayed at the bottom. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. After taking the picture. 88 . press the <Q> button (p. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.<S> key to select [y*]. 2 Select [y]./ AEB] menu (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.38).Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. Press the [Flash exposure comp. With the shooting settings displayed. setting] option.149). comp.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. turn the <6> dial to the left. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. comp] (p.89). To make the flash exposure brighter. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Select [Flash exp.

When you press the shutter button halfway. comp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. comp.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. then press <0>. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. Under the [2] tab. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. 89 . decreased exposure. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount./AEB]. select [Expo. AEB amount picture. Press <0> to set it. the AEB amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). and increased exposure. You can then choose the best exposure./AEB].

With <q> set. etc. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Using AEB with exposure compensation. AEB will be applied. you can take three continuous shots. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. If <i> continuous shooting (p. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. flash recycling is complete. and increased exposure. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. 90 .57). With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. decreased exposure. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. and increased exposure. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. decreased exposure. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure.

3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness].A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To customize [Monochrome]. then press <0>. parameter. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. take test shots. screen will appear. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. see page 93.then press the Select Style. select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. <B> button. 1 Select [Picture Style]. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. 91 . then press <0>. the 4 SetPress parameter. To see the resulting effects. The Detail set.

the more yellow the skin tone will look. To make it less sharp. The closer it is to E. To make it sharper. By selecting [Default set. To increase the color saturation. the more diluted the colors will look. set it toward the E end. set it toward the F end. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G. set it toward the minus end.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. the crisper the image will look. 92 . To make the skin tone less red. the softer the image will look. To increase the contrast. set it toward the plus end. the redder the skin tone will look. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to H. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the plus end. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to F. To make the skin tone redder. The closer it is to H. the bolder the colors will look. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode.] in step 3. To decrease the contrast. the blander the image will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. To decrease the color saturation. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted.

you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The blue sky will look slightly darker. 93 . Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can create a monochrome image in that color. and the white clouds will look crisper. Skin tones and lips will look fine. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The blue sky will look more natural.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. The blue sky will look quite dark. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. It can make the image look more impressive. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.

*]. Style. press With [Picture <0>. 2]. The Detail set. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.]. 1]. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. Under the [2] tab. Style] selected. then press <0>. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. <B> button. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. screen will appear. [User Def. or [User Def. select the Picture Style here.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. select [Picture Style]. 1 Select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 94 . To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. then press the Select [User Def. then press <0>. 3 Press <0>. 3]. 2 Select [User Def.

*] and then shoot. all the [User Def. *]. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. *]. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *] will be displayed in blue. For details. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. the 6 SetPress parameter. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. then press <0>. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. then press <0>. 95 .144). *] settings will revert to the default.

and Design rule for Camera File System 2.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors.0 (Exif 2. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). With this camera. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. In Basic Zone modes. the color space.0 (Exif 2. For normal shooting. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. sRGB is recommended. sRGB is set automatically. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1 Select [Color space]. The ICC profile is not appended. Adobe RGB. then [sRGB] press <0>.21). Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. Under the [2] tab. select [Color space]. 96 . About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.21). you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. then press <0>.

97 . It is effective for backlit subjects. it locks the current auto exposure setting.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. button. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. and take picture. Press the shutter button halfway. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. then recompose and take the shot. 1 Focus the subject. This is called AE lock. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock).86) AF Point Selection Method (p.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. The exposure setting will be displayed. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Each time you press the <A> button. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>.

<A> button. The flash is fired to take the picture. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. Each time you press the <A> button. 4 Take the picture. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. In the viewfinder. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. then press the <A> button. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 98 .A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. the <D> icon will blink.

then press <0>. Spot metering circle 99 . 2 Select the white balance. white object should fill the spot metering circle. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. You can set any white balance. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. 1 Photograph a white object. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. The “Approx. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. Normally. In Basic Zone modes. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. The plain. [White appear. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. <Q> will be set automatically.

then press <0>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select <O>. select [OK] and the data will be imported. 2 Select [Custom tab. it cannot be selected in step 3. 4 Select the custom white balance. On the dialog screen which appears. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. If you do step 3. Press the <WB> button.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. 100 . If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.76). When the menu reappears. data. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. Instead of a white object. then press <0>. a correct white balance might not be obtained. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. press the <M> button to exit the menu.

2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. B is for blue. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. G1 101 . Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Under the [2] tab. A is amber. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. the correction. M is magenta. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. and G is green.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. then press <0>. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. On the upper right.) Sample setting: A2. During the white balance correction. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear.

Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Standard white balance. 2. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Amber (A) bias. 2. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. During WB bracketing. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. when you turn the <6> dial. Standard white balance. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. or 1. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Green (G) bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Magenta (M) bias. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Blue (B) bias. and 3. Since three images are recorded for one shot. In step 2 for white balance correction. Set the white balance bracketing amount. the card will take longer to record the shot.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. 102 . On the right. and 3. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu.

the setting. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. In Basic Zone modes. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG images. then press <0>. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. set this to [Disable] first. For RAW images. the image might still come out bright. then press <0>. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. the correction is done when the image is captured. flash exposure compensation.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. If you want a darker exposure. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. 103 . noise might increase. [Standard] is set automatically. 3 Take the picture. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. The default setting is [Standard]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

]. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. The default setting is [Enable]. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. the four corners of the picture might look darker. the correction is done when the image is captured. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. correct. With JPEG images. select [Peripheral illumin.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. screen. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. correct. For RAW images. then press <0>. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. 3 Take the picture.]. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination.

the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. 25 lenses. In step 2.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. For details. For JPEG images already captured. if you select [Enable]. With EOS Utility (provided software). If the lens does not have distance information. the lower the correction amount will be. the correction amount will be lower. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. noise might appear on the image periphery. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. Depending on shooting conditions. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. 105 . The higher the ISO speed. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). When using a non-Canon lens. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable].

If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. then the picture is taken 2 sec. press the shutter button completely. the mirror locks up. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. later. In such cases. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. 1 Focus the subject. single shooting will take effect. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. Do not point the camera toward the sun. there will be a shutter-release sound. When you press the shutter button completely. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). Remote control shooting. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. later. it will go back down automatically. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. press the transmit button. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C.195). 2 Press the shutter button completely again. but no picture will be taken. delay. mirror lockup is effective. 106 . The mirror will swing up.

If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. camera shake can cause blurred images. Using a tripod is recommended.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. 107 . For details.

focus manual focus (p. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. When you press the shutter button halfway. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.113-120). 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. 100%. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. with AF or Before shooting. 108 . After the image review ends. The image’s field of view is approx. 2 Focus the subject. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Press the <A> button. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. picture.

do not point the lens toward the sun. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx.] to [Enable]. 30 min. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. but only one shot will be taken.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). 109 . number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. there will be two shutter sounds. 1 hr. set [Live View shoot. During Live View shooting. When flash is used. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.

The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. However. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.or bright-light conditions. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). If flash is used or bulb is set. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the information display will change.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. 110 . If <g> is blinking.

111 . drive mode. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Picture Style. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. In Creative Zone modes. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. When <f> is selected. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. function and set it. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 1 Press the <Q> button. and AF mode. you can also set the white balance. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. the AF points will also be displayed.

167. 169). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. the Live View shooting will be terminated. you can display grid lines. If you select [y Dust Delete Data].Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below.139). (camera power remains on). [7 Clear settings]. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button.114). or [7 Firmware Ver.204) for Live View shooting. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. Even while the Live View image is displayed. In Creative Zone modes. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.]. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. [6 Sensor cleaning]. p. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting.113). 112 . [u Live mode] (p.118). The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. During continuous shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. or [Quick mode] (p. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min.

select [AF mode]. 113 .120). AF point 2 Move the AF point. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Select the AF mode. Press the <A> button. magnify the image.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. p. and [Quick mode] (p. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. [u Live mode] (face detection. While the Live View image is displayed. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. press the <L> button.118). The AF point < > will appear. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. and focus manually (p. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Also. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. To return the AF point to the center. Under [6 Live View function settings]. 1 Display the Live View image. If you want to achieve precise focus.114).

If focus is not achieved. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. <q> will be displayed. Have the target person face the camera. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.Using AF to Focus the subject. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. Press the <A> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. picture. the AF point will turn orange. When a face is detected. When focus is achieved. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 114 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. human faces are detected and focused. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. If multiple faces are detected. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode.108).

An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. If focus is not achieved. too bright or too dark. the AF point will turn orange. If a face cannot be detected. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center.113). If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. When you press the <L> button. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. 115 . the <p> will be grayed out. If the focus is way off. or partially hidden. When focus is achieved. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. titled horizontally or diagonally. face detection will not be possible. picture.108). the center AF point < > will be used to focus. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed.

The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. then take the picture. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. the image will be magnified at the AF point. If this happens.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. return to the normal view and autofocus. 116 . aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. the focus might be off. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. In the u Live mode. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. Even when focus has been achieved. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation.

or pattern keeps changing. 117 . Under a light source whose brightness. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects in low light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Extremely small subjects. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Subjects strongly reflecting light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. A special effects filter is used. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. color. Night scenes or points of light. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). flat surfaces.

The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. 118 . Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Press the <A> button. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. AF point 1 Display the Live View image.66). Although you can focus the target area quickly. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.<Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points.

Using AF to Focus the subject. picture. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. 119 . the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. The Live View image will turn off. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. When focus is achieved. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. and AF will be executed.108). You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. The AF point used to focus will light in red. the reflex mirror will go back down. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.

120 . the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. To return the magnifying frame to the center. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly.the magnified image.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually.108). picture. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. the image. After achieving focus. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. press the <L> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame. Each time you press the <u> button. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified.

the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. When you magnify the image. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If this happens.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. If the light source within the image changes. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the screen might flicker. If you then continue with Live View shooting. In low light. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. However. However. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. the image quality might degrade. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. If you point the camera in a different direction. such as the sun. 121 .

dots of light. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. During the magnified view. Before taking a long exposure. etc.191).103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images.) may appear. the image will be captured in the normal view. noise (banding. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. If you take the picture during magnified view. This is to prevent image degradation. 122 . the exposure might not come out as desired. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.

And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. To check the card’s read/write speed. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. The movie recording format will be MOV. the movie might not playback properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. the movie might not be recorded properly. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). 123 .

During movie shooting.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. 124 . If necessary. 169). autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.167.movie. While the movie is being shot. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. 2 Focus the subject. 3 Shooting the movie. press <A> again. The reflex mirror will make a sound. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. To stop movie shooting. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.113-120). do not point the lens toward the sun.

shutter speed. size] setting (p. you can set the exposure compensation. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p.131). Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. press the <S> button.. 40 min. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. 1 hr. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. During movie shooting.126) on the screen’s bottom left.5mm dia.16). bottom.16). The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. and aperture are set automatically. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. The ISO speed.97). 1 hr. left. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 20 min. the top. If you use Movie crop.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. 125 . By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.

the information display will change. 126 .k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. When movie shooting starts. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip.

then press <0>. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. and ISO speed for movie shooting.1/30 sec. To set the shutter speed. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. . 3 Select [Manual]. The reflex mirror will make a sound. Select [Manual].6400 127 . the speed. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. turn the <6> dial. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. then press <0>. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. To set the aperture. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 .1/60 sec. select exposure]. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. . aperture. 2 Select [Movie exposure].[Movie Under the [o] tab.

If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. With manual exposure shooting. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. the shooting mode. and aperture will not be displayed. With Auto ISO. shutter speed. due to the drive of the lens aperture.173). the movie image might flicker. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. 128 . will be recorded. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. to 1/125 sec. The faster the shutter speed. is recommended.124). the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting.

and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. If you take a still photo during movie shooting.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. 1 sec. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files.

The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. Picture Style. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 1 Press the <Q> button. image-recording quality (for still photos). 130 . function and set it. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. the AF points will also be displayed. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. When <f> is selected. movierecording size.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. and AF mode.

[4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Also. China. The aspect ratio will be 4:3.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Russia.). : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Mexico.). This shooting mode is called Movie crop. etc. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. Still photos cannot be taken. Korea. : Standard-definition recording quality. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. 131 . Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. etc. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Japan. Australia. in [Live mode].

press the <A> button. To start movie shooting again.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 39 min. AF will be executed in Live mode. 12 min. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. approx. (A new movie file starts being recorded. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 330 MB/min. You can select [Live mode]. and approx. 132 . AF during k When [Enable] is set. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 1 hr. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). 49 min. you can extract a still image from the movie. 49 min. 330 MB/min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 165 MB/min. AF is possible during movie shooting.000 pixels at [640x480]. 300. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 59 sec. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. 24 min. or [Quick mode]. [u Live mode]. However.

Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. press the <w> button. 133 . The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. p. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. • AE/AF. While holding down the <w> button. AE lock is not possible. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. • AF/AF lock. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. Press the <w> button for AE lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. For AF. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock.204) to start and stop the movie shooting.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. For AF. AE lock is not possible. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. then press the transmit button. still photo shooting will take effect. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. press the <w> button.

127). Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. highlight detail will be improved.6400. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).5mm dia. shutter speed. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. 134 .16). The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. set this option to [Auto]. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . you can display grid lines. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. and aperture for movie shooting (p. If [Enable] is set. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.

the movie shooting might stop. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. the faster the indicator will climb upward. 135 . The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. First.126) will be displayed in red. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. you should set the IS switch to <2>. The slower the card. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If you take still photos during movie shooting. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. If the card has a fast writing speed. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. If the indicator becomes full.

the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. 136 . If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen.167. However.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. If this happens. However. 169) and shoot a movie. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. the movie shooting will stop automatically. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. the sound will be properly recorded. the image quality may be degraded. The image quality of movies is not affected. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. turn off the camera. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. When not shooting.

Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.138) Card Reminder (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.153) 7 137 .139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.

then press <0>. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. Select [Disable]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. Select the desired review time. then press <0>. If [Hold] is set. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. During the image review.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. Select [Disable]. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. 138 . Under the [1] tab. the image display will end. select [Release shutter without card]. and you cannot release the shutter. If [Off] is set. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. select [Image review]. Under the [1] tab. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. select [Beep].

When checking the exposure of an image. Under the [5] tab. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc.. then press <0>. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. press the <B> button. You can set this auto power-off time. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. select [Auto power off]. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. select [LCD brightness]. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. Under the [6] tab. To turn on the LCD monitor again. then press <0>. Select the desired power-off time. 139 . If [Off] has been set. then press <0>. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. then press <0>. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. With the adjustment screen displayed.

you should use a newly-formatted card each time. You can change how the file number is assigned. select [File numbering]. Even after you replace the card. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. then press <0>. Select one.JPG. then press <0>. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. If you want to use continuous file numbering. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 .Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. The available settings are described below. Under the [5] tab.

After the manual reset. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. the file name will start with “IMG_”. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. you should use a newly-formatted card. MOV” for movies. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. When you reset the file numbering manually. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. If the file number in folder No. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.JPG” for JPEG images. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. To restart the file numbering from 0001. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. 141 . “. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. and “. Replace it with a new card. for example. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. The extension will be “. the file numbering restarts from 0001.CR2” for RAW images. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. 999 reaches 9999. Each time you replace the card. For both JPEG and RAW images.

if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. The setting of this feature can be changed. The available settings are described below. the image might not rotate for playback. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. It will be rotated. select [Auto rotate]. 142 . Also. Use the software provided with the camera instead. [OnPD] is set. On the camera’s LCD monitor. In such a case. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. Set [OnPD]. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. but the image does not rotate during playback. then playback the image. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. Select one. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. then press <0>.

press the <B> button to display the settings.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.65) Auto rotate display (p.102) Live View shooting (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.138) Auto power off (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.96) WB correction (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.107) Red-eye reduction (p.29) Beeper (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.101)/ WB bracketing (p.150) 143 .146) Date/Time (p.

2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. select [Clear settings]. Under the [7] tab. (C. select [Clear all camera settings]. 3 Select [OK]. desired setting. then press <0>. 1 Select [Clear settings]. then press <0>.Fn)]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. 144 . Select [OK].

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec.

Under the [5] tab. 146 . select [Screen color]. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select the desired color. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [LCD auto off]. Select [Screen color]. then press <0>. When you exit the menu. select [LCD auto off]. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Select [Disable].

setting] The [Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. Select [Built-in flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. set this to [Enable].3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting]. Under the [1] tab. Select [Flash control]. setting] or [External flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. The flash functions will be displayed. 147 . setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] and [External flash func. [Built-in flash func. The flash control screen will appear. The functions displayed under [External flash func. select [Flash control]. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. If [Disable] is set. [Flash firing] Normally. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. then press <0>.

If [2nd curtain] is set. you can also set [Hi-speed]. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. For details. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. Shutter sync.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely.. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] and [External flash func. [Zoom].]. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. This is for advanced users. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. Normally. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. With 2nd curtain sync. If an external Speedlite is attached. and [Wireless set. However. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). and once immediately before the exposure ends. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. 148 . * For other flash modes.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Clean the sensor with care. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. never do any of the following. If the power is cut off. • Opening the battery compartment cover. • Opening the card slot cover. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. If the power is turned off. • Setting the power switch to <2>. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. A brush can scratch the sensor. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. 154 .

155 .Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.

to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 3 Select the image. the last captured image will be displayed. 4 images and one image displayed. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. 156 . Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 1 Playback the image. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. When you press the <x> button. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. display.

The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. 1 Select the jump method. press the <V> key. 157 . select [Date]. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. On the bottom right. then press <0>. by jumping. To change the jump method. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. the jump method and current image location are indicated. turn the <6> dial. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. select either one to display only movies or stills.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. On the single-image display.

A movie cannot be magnified. press the <x> button and the single image display will return.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. To exit the magnified display. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. If you hold down the <u> button. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. Magnified area position around image. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. During image playback. 158 .u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. If you hold down the button. 1 Magnify the image. press the <u> button. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. The image will be magnified.

If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated.142) before taking vertical shots. To exit and return to the menu. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. repeat steps 2 and 3. you need not rotate the image as described above. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. 3 Rotate the image. <0>.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. 1 Select [Rotate]. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. press the <M> button. select [Rotate]. 2 Select the image. A movie cannot be rotated. 159 . set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. You can also select an image on the index display.

movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.167. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Playback on a TV set (p. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. 160 .

inquire the software maker. see the PDF file instruction manual. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. use a high-performance personal computer. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. For smooth movie playback. For details on commercially-available software. 161 . be sure it is compatible with MOV files.

press On <0>. Speaker the movie. Select The movie will start playing. <0>. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. With the single-image display. movie. see the next page. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. then press <0>. 3 Pressthe single-image display. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. Press the <x> button to display the image. As movies cannot be played on the index display. During movie playback. For more details on the playback procedure. During the index display. 4 Playback[7] (Play). 162 .

the movie will play frame-byframe. 2 hr. During the single-image display. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. 30 min. If you hold down <0>. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. adjust the sound volume with the TV set.164). Each time you press <0>. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. Displays the movie’s last frame. a single previous frame is displayed. it will rewind the movie. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx.) 163 . If you hold down <0>. Displays the editing screen (p.173). If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. it will fast forward the movie. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. 1 sec. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. Each time you press <0>. Displays the movie’s first frame. the still photo will be displayed for approx.167.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. during the movie playback. 169) to playback a movie.

To change the editing. The editing screen will be displayed. go back to step 2. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. press <0>. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). increments. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. be edited out. To cancel the editing. If the card does not have enough room. select [New file]. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. 164 . to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. Then press <0>. 1 On the movie playback screen. then press <0>. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. 4 Save the[W]. To save it as a new movie. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. then press <0>. movie. Select The save screen will appear.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. increments (position indicated by [X]). select [Overwrite]. select [2] and press <0>. 3 Check the edited movie. After deciding which part to edit out. select [X]. [New file] will not be selectable. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software).

then press <0>. then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Press the <V> key to select the date. Then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. The [Select date] screen will appear. Under the [3] tab. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. select [Slide show]. If you selected [iDate]. Only the movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . 1 Select [Slide show].

During auto playback. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. you can press the <U> key to view another image..3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. see pages 167. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. 5 Quit the slide show. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. During the slide show. then press the <M> button. During pause. For still photos. Press then press <0>. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. During movie playback. the slide show will start. press the <M> button. auto power off will not take effect. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. During pause.. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. the key to select [Set up].] is displayed. press <0>. 166 . Press <0> again to resume the slide show. The display time may vary depending on the image. 169. To pause the slide show. To view the slide show on a TV set. then press <0>. After [Loading image.

4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. turn off the camera and television. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. insert it into the <D> terminal. To playback movies. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. part of the image displayed might be cut off. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. you can change the display format.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. * Depending on the TV set. By pressing the <B> button. button. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. 167 . see page 162.

select [Ctrl over HDMI]. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. Doing so may cause a malfunction. then press the Enter button. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. 168 . Under the [4] tab. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. then press <0>. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Select [Enable]. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Press the / button to select an option.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Then press the Enter button. The menu will appear. image. In such a case. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. When you press the camera’s <x> button. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. then press <0>. then press the Enter button. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. For a slide show. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit.

Certain TV sets. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. For details. the images will not be displayed properly. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera.) To playback movies. button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. 169 . may not operate properly. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. and use the camera to control the playback operation. see page 162. In such a case.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. see the TV set’s instruction manual. even those compatible with HDMI CEC.

When an image is protected. then press <0>.172). To exit the image protection. 170 . press the <M> button. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. Once an image is protected. select [Protect images]. The menu will reappear. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. If you format the card (p. If you erase all the images (p. then press <0>. press <0> again.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. you must first cancel the protection. 1 Select [Protect images]. To erase a protected image.42). repeat step 2. Under the [3] tab. only the protected images will remain. To cancel the image protection. Image protect icon protect it. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. The <K> icon will disappear. The protect setting screen will appear. the protected images will also be erased. To protect another image.

protect them. you can erase multiple images at one time. The Select [Erase]. 2 Press the <L> button. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. select [Erase images]. 3 Erase the image. it cannot be recovered. Under the [3] tab. 171 . Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Protected images (p. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. Once an image is erased. press <0>. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen.170) will not be erased. 1 Select [Erase images]. then press <0>. then image displayed will be erased.

The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. 172 . Press the <L> button.42). then press <0>. press the <I> button. 4 Erase the images. repeat step 3. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. To return to the single-image display. press the <u> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].L Erasing Images images]. to be erased. To erase other images. The selected images will be erased. all the images in the card will be erased. To also erase protected images. format the card (p. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. Select [OK]. To display the three-image display. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. The images will be displayed.

The most detailed shooting information is shown below. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. * For movie files. the 73 file size is displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. recording format <D>. 173 . The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. you can switch the shooting information display. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. the movie icon <k/ >. <G> will be displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. recording size <A/B/C>.

the brighter the image. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). And the more pixels there are toward the right. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. the color will be too saturated with no detail. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). And if there are too many pixels on the right. If there are too many pixels on the left. The more pixels there are toward the left. the darker the image. the respective color information will be lacking. and blue). Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the brighter and denser the color. green. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. the darker and less prominent the color. the shadow detail will be lost. the highlight detail will be lost.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. 174 . The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. If there are too many pixels on the left. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination.

You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. etc. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. quantity to print. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. 9 175 .176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.Printing Images Printing (p.

up the printer. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. see the printer’s instruction manual. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. To connect to the printer. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. Some printers may make a beeping sound.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 4 Turn on the printer. 2 SetFor details. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 176 . Use the interface cable provided with the camera.

Press the <x> button to playback the image. 4 hours is possible. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. With a fully-charged battery.184). first turn off the camera and printer. 3. For direct printing. 2. Press the < The image will appear. 6 Playback thex> button. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. do the following: 1. Press <0>. select [Print]. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. If you use a battery pack to power the camera.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. On the print setting screen. To find out what’s wrong. it indicates a problem with the printer. Movies cannot be printed. Before disconnecting the cable. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. make sure it is fully charged. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 177 . If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. printing up to approx.

Sets the paper size. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. and layout you have set are displayed. <0>.then press Select [Paper settings].setting screen will appear.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. Starts the printing. The paper size. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. Returns to the screen in step 1.180). * Depending on the printer. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Some settings might not be available. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. 0 2 Press <print>. and layout. For details. The paper settings screen will appear. Sets the quantity to be printed.183). type. 3 Select [Paper settings]. type. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. 178 .

16. The page layout screen will appear.. shooting mode. shutter speed. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer.185) will be printed. will be imprinted. lens name. the camera name. The print setting screen will reappear. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. Option to print 2. 9. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. or 20 images on one sheet. ISO speed. 4. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. the print will have borders. On A4 or Letter size paper. then press <0>. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. aperture. 8. The print will have no borders. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. * From the Exif data. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. then press <0>. etc. then press <0>. white balance.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. exposure compensation amount. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. The paper type screen will appear. 179 .

0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. For details. yellowish blacks. * When you change the printing effects. then press <0>. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections.need not set necessary. see the printer’s instruction manual. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). The image noise is reduced before printing. go to step 5. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. bluish blacks. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Select the desired printing effect. However. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. If you any printing effects. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. you can also adjust the printing effect (p.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. then press <0>. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. No automatic correction will be applied. 180 .182). The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. Prints in black-and-white with cool.

If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. necessary. you can print another image using the same settings. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select [Print]. Set as necessary. With Easy printing. If image tilt correction (p. then select [OK]. then press <0>. 181 . To stop the printing. 7 Start printing. Select <I>. then press <0>. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. (You cannot set the number of copies. it may take longer to print the image.) Also. all the settings will revert to the default. Set the number of copies.183) will not be applied. Select <R>. any trimming (p. the number of copies will always be 1. Just select the image and press the <l> button.144).183) has been applied. Set as desired. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. With Easy printing. then press <0>. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.

The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. [Color tone]. When you select [Detail set.127) or highlight level (128 . press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. When [On] is set. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. the red eye will be corrected for printing. you can adjust the [Contrast]. [Saturation]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. Red-eye corr. With the Adjust levels screen displayed.]. and G is green. press the <B> button. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast.] effects will not show on the screen. select the printing effect. When [On] is set. To adjust the [Color balance]. M is magenta.255). You can then adjust the printing effect. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. and [Color balance]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . 182 . A is amber. the face will be brightened for printing. use the <S> keys. B is for blue. If you select [Clear all].

the larger the image magnification will be for printing.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. The smaller the trimming frame. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. When you adjust the image tilt. position.5-degree increments. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. Do the trimming right before printing. 1 On the print setting screen. select [Trimming]. 183 . The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. the size of the trimming frame will change. 2 Set the trimming frame size. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. you may have to set the trimming again. The print setting screen will reappear. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. and aspect ratio.

While trimming the image. see the printer’s instruction manual. and check the waste ink tank. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink.wPrinting Depending on the printer. the grainier the picture will look on the print. no paper. The smaller you make the trimming frame. If you look at the image on a TV screen. For details on resuming the printing. resume printing. 184 . Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. After fixing the problem. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. For details on how to fix a printing problem. etc.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Press <0> to stop printing. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge.

[Print type] [Date] [File No.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. (They cannot be set individually for each image.] 185 . imprinting.]. and file No. [Date]. and [File No. Select the desired setting. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. date imprinting. Select the option to be set. select [Print order]. Under the [3] tab. 2 Select [Set up]. then press <0>. then press <0>. the option as desired. then press <0>. Select [Set up].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. then press <0>.

The print order screen will reappear. the date or file No. the print order may not be possible. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.] are set to [On]. [On] imprints the file No. If this happens with your printer. Even if [Date] and [File No. When printing with DPOF. both the [Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Next. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. depending on the image type. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Press the <7> button. Prints both the standard and index prints. 4 Exit the setting. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Also. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. 186 . RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. select [Sel. With [Index] prints. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. on the print.

If you select [Clear all on card]. 187 . press the <I> button. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. all the images might not be printed. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. Even if you select “All image”. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. After completing the print order. print no more than 400 images for one print order. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. If you specify more than this. press the <u> button.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. To display the three-image display. To return to the single-image display. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. When using a PictBridge printer. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print.Image Select and order images one by one.

you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. 188 . Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. you can easily print images with DPOF. • When you paused the printing.178) Set the printing effects (p. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. See page 176. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. Depending on the printer. be sure to set the paper size. 3 Select [Print]. select [Print order]. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images.180) if necessary. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 5 Select [OK]. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. [Manual] cannot be selected.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. (p. Before printing. • When you set the index. see page 184. If [Bordered] is set. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. Under [Adjust levels]. select [Resume]. the card’s remaining capacity was low. If a problem occurs during printing. 2 Under the [3] tab. 1 Prepare to print.

You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .

(C. 4 Exit the the <M> button. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. then press <0>.144). setting. then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. then press <0>.Fn)].. 190 . Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. Press to select the setting (number). At the bottom of the screen. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Under the [7] tab.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. Custom Function No. select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)].

3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.) 191 .Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.193 p.195 k C.195 p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.194 k k k C.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.194 p. speed in Av mode p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. (Settings are disabled.196 p. C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. 197 .3 Custom Function SettingsN C.173). When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. the <L> icon will appear. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. To verify whether the image is original.

Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. To return to the screen in step 2. You can register up to six items in My Menu. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. On the confirmation dialog. Menu]. then Select [Register to My press <0>. then Select press <0>. Then press <0>.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. then press <0>. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. With [z] displayed. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. then press <0>. Under the [9] tab. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. the desired items. 198 . 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. press the <V> key to change the order. press the <M> button. select [My Menu settings].

then press <0>. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. it will be appended to the image as Exif information.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. option. then press <0>. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. 3 Enter text. 4 Exit theentering the text. 199 . select [Copyright information]. 1 Select [Copyright information]. The text entry screen will appear. setting. press the After <M> button to exit. Under the [7] tab. Select [Display copyright info.] to check the copyright information currently set. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set.

press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Exiting After completing the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. 200 . press the <S> key to select a character. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. Entering text In the bottom area. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). then press <0> to enter it.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas.

Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. 11 201 . system accessories. etc.

) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.48). computer keyboards.6 or smaller (larger f/number). For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. etc. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. For details. etc. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. etc.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. etc. see page 117. 202 . solid-color walls. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. see the Extender’s instruction manual.) In such cases.

3 Insert the DC Coupler. unplug the power plug from the power outlet.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. the DC cord. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 203 . After using the camera. Close the cover. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 1 Connect the power cord. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately).

try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button.71). The camera will autofocus.4 feet from the camera. When focus is achieved. 204 .Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. During wireless remote control. delay. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.

use the eyepiece cover (p. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. 205 . 1 Remove the eyecup. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. eyepiece cover.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. To prevent this.23) attached to the camera strap. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.

) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. setting]. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. the flash will fire at full output only. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.] to be set. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. 206 . When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to .147).] can be set for [External flash func. For detailed instructions. In other words. only [Flash exp.

Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. or slower. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. It might not fire. shoot in the manual flash mode. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. 207 . Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. the flash can be fired at full output only.

31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. To set up. (p.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. 4 Display the connection information.] to Press <0>. then press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. then press <0>. select settings]. If you set [Disable]. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. transmission. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. Without approval. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). then press <0>. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. 208 . use of the card is not permitted. set [Enable]. please check with the card manufacturer. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems.]. Select [Connection info. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera.

Turn the camera off and on again. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. During the image transfer. airports. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point.] is set to [Disable].Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. If the image transfer does not work. In hospitals. 209 . an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. For details. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. For transferred images. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. Because of the transmission function. 6 Take the picture.58). The battery power will be consumed faster. see the card’s instruction manual. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. auto power off will not take effect. it may still transmit a signal. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*5: On the movie shooting mode menu. [Remote control] can be set.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. 211 . *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *4: For autoexposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.

and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. 1. 212 . / 8 sec. [y] Shooting 3. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. [7] Set-up 3. 2. / 4 sec. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec.

Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 1 min. 1600 / Max. 400 / Max. / 8 min. / 4 min. 3200 / Max. 800 / Max. / 2 min. 213 . / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 15 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec.

Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. min. (C. month..) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. day) and time (hour.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. sec.

[7] Set-up 3. / 16 sec. / 30 sec. The [y] Shooting 3. / 1 min.]. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. comp. the [Expo. / 10 min. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. / 30 min. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. no AE lock / AE/AF./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Live View function settings 215 . and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. WB Shift/BKT.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. Under the [2] tab.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. the power will turn off automatically. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>.26). Recharge the battery (p. Press the <B> button (p. 218 . Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.31). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.44). Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. If this happens. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs.26). The battery charger’s lamp blinks. If there is a problem with the battery charger. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. When the image recording is completed.24). first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again.

Purchase a new one. 69). 219 . If the card is full. The camera turns off by itself. set the IS switch to <1>. The card is not properly inserted (p. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. the number of possible shots will decrease.24). replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. a picture cannot be taken.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly.36. To prevent camera shake. or focus manually (p.31. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. 171). 37). the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. 123).37. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. Auto power off is in effect.33). Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.31).107.31). press the shutter button gently (p. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. The image is out of focus. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.

When I use the <f> mode with flash. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.134). If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.193).194). see page 42 or 224. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].Fn)] menu.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.134). or [Disable]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. This also applies to movie shooting (p. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].194). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. ISO 100 can be set (p.192).Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. If a card error message is displayed. This also applies to movie shooting (p. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].). 220 . If it is set to [Strong].Fn)] menu. [Low]. ISO 100 cannot be set. the shutter speed becomes slow. ISO 100 cannot be set. etc.

Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. 59 sec. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. 221 . If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. movie shooting may stop automatically. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. etc. camera operation noise can be heard.109)..135). If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. This is normal. If the card’s writing speed is slow. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. When a movie is played. If you use flash. To find out the card’s read/write speed. The movie shooting terminates by itself. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. movie shooting will stop automatically.

The image cannot be erased. If the LCD monitor is dirty. In low or high temperatures.140).96). the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). If the image has been protected. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode.40). If Adobe RGB is set. The file numbering does not start from 0001. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. it cannot be erased (p. 222 . Set the color space to sRGB. use a soft cloth to clean it. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.170). certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. If you use a card which already has images recorded. It will return to normal at room temperature.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. the first character will be an underscore (p.

The correct date and time has not been set (p. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. 169). No image appears on the TV screen. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p.214). or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.29).180). Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.167. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. 223 .169). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. The card reader does not detect the card. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. In such a case. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p.

Operate the power switch. 42).31. 04 Replace the card. Cannot save images because card is full. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible.31. Remove and insert the card again. Shooting is not possible due to an error. The built-in flash could not be raised. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center.13. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty.Error Codes Error No. write down the error No. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. or format the card (p. 171. 20. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 10. 42). 26) * If the error still persists. replace the card. erase unnecessary images. on again or re-install the battery. or use a Canon lens (p. 60. Card cannot be accessed. an error message will appear. Turn the camera off and 30. Clean the lens contacts. Turn the camera off and on again. Operate the power switch (p. 80 again. 50.27. Replace card. or format the card (p. Operate the power switch (p. remove and install the battery pack 70. 16). If there is a problem with the camera. 01 02 05 224 .27).27). Turn the camera off and on again. Follow the onscreen instructions. 40. Countermeasures No.

17.3 x 14. 17. Tungsten light. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Landscape. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Monochrome.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Flash).90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.3 Auto. Shade.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. 4. Manual. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx.0 JPEG. 1. 8. 1 . Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Preset (Daylight. White fluorescent light. Neutral. 18. SDHC memory card.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Faithful.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. User Def. Cloudy. single-lens reflex.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. SDXC memory card 22. Portrait.

87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Sports.5 . Night Portrait. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Creative Auto.6400 Auto. Portrait.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. shutter-priority AE.18 (at 23°C/73°F. 0. AI Servo AF. aperture-priority AE.4 USM lens. depth-of-field AE. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. Landscape.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).0 .0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. AI Focus AF. ISO 100 . or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.+1. Flash Off. Close-up. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. 95% Magnification: Approx. Program).

20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. self-timer with 10sec. 3 sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 34 shots RAW: Approx. (Full Auto mode). in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. 3. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec. to 1/60 sec.: 13/43 (ISO 100.) • Flash Retractable. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.. Available range varies by shooting mode.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. to 30 sec. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. or 2-sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. Max.7 shots/sec. 1/4000 sec. approx.4 USM lens. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. auto pop-up flash Guide No. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . continuous shooting. delay and 10-sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 .

7 cm (3 inches) with approx.4 USM lens.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 165 MB/min. 1. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 25p: 25.04 million dots Approx. 60p: 59. 50p: 50. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.976 fps.97 fps.94 fps. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.00 fps. 165 MB/min.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 330 MB/min. 330 MB/min. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 24p: 23.

histogram). stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. by movie. approx. jump by 10 or 100 images. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F.5x . approx. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor.5mm dia. detailed info. Single image + Info (Basic info. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 9-image index.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). 4-image index.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 1. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. video/audio OUT. by shooting date.10x Image browsing methods: Single image.

9 oz.4 in.1 x 15. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .1 x 3. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.8 x 97.4 in.40°C / 32°F . Weight: Approx.2 in. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .40°C / 43°F . Weight: Approx.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.40°C / 43°F . 82 g / 2. 475 g / 16. 82 g / 2. 52 g / 1.8 oz.5 mm / 2.2 mm / 1.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.3 mm / 5.8 x 3.7 x 1.1 x 3.9 oz.6 x 2. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.7 x 1.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.1 x 3.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .8 oz. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .40°C / 43°F .4 x 55.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.5 mm / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .104°F During shooting: 0°C .5 x 75.5 x 0.40°C / 32°F . Approx.7 oz.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7. (CIPA testing standards) Approx. 530 g / 18.0 in. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .

diameter x length: 68.1 x 5.49 m / 1.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . (327 x 503 mm / 12. (From image sensor plane) Max.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. diameter x length: 75.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .82 ft. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.7 x 2. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.8 in.82 ft.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .67 x 45 mm / 8.0 in.36 Closest focusing distance: 0. 200 g / 7. magnification: 0. 455 g / 16.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .0 x 4.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .4 in.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0. (at 0.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .45 m / 1.61 ft.8 in. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. magnification: 0.3 .9 x 19. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.4 x 101 mm / 3. Weight: Approx.5 x 70 mm / 2.8 in.2. (75 x 112 mm / 3.0 oz.25 m / 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. 231 .) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.1 oz.6 x 1.25 m / 0.5-5.0 x 4. Weight: Approx.48 ft. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice. consult the respective lens maker.5-5.

” * Notice displayed in English as required. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. HDMI logo. LLC. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.0 and Exif 2. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e.21 (also called “Exif Print”). a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.g. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. HDMI. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries. etc. 232 . the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.

accessories. connecting cables. remove it immediately. It may cause an accident. etc.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . • Keep the back-up battery away from children. skin. and fire.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury.Do not use any batteries. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. and clothing.40°C (32°F . • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. skin. See a physician immediately.104°F). keep at least 1 meter away. and accessories not specified in this booklet. follow the safeguards below: . Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • If excessive heat. Be careful not to get burned in the process. consult a physician immediately.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). 233 . Also. This is to prevent electrical shock. deforms. excessive heat. . • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. smoke. . • During the recharging. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. If a child swallows the battery. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. It may impair the person’s vision. or emits smoke or fumes. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. changes color. When using flash to photograph an infant. . Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. do not exceed the recharging time. or clothing. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. chemical leakage. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. . • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. heat generation.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. disassemble. death.Do not short-circuit. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. and material damage. power sources. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. It can cause blindness or skin problems. and explosions.

Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. If the surrounding is dusty. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. Otherwise. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. . • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. follow the safeguards below: .Do not scratch. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. Doing so may cause injury. benzene. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. Doing so may damage your vision. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.When unplugging a power plug. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. .Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. . check if it is allowed. cut. • Do not use paint thinner. . promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. humid. 234 . • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. or oily.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. Also do not twist or tie the cords. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment.

approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. waste authority. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.com/environment. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. in accordance with the Battery Directive. For more information about the recycling of this product. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. Cd = Cadmium. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. (EEA: Norway.g.European Union (and EEA) only.canon-europe. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. e.. please contact your local city office. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . This product should be handed over to a designated collection point.

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............... 93 Built-in flash................................67 Aperture-priority AE ..................................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer.......................................... 52 Color space ...................................................... self-timer ....................................................................................................71 4...........80 B B/W (Monochrome)...... 160..... 79............... 144 Holding the camera.......89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)............................................. 31....................................................... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)................................................................................................ 169 Access lamp............................20 Battery → Power 237 ......... 224 SD speed class .............. 84 C C (Creative Auto) ............ 138 Eye-Fi... 31 Card reminder ...............131 Battery Grip ......................................... 2 Center-weighted average metering ..... 76........ 3......................... 32.............. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure).......67 AI Servo AF. 112.................................. 64........................... 82 Bulb ....96 AE lock.... 42 Problem............................................. 167... 143 Camera shake ....................................148 2nd-curtain sync.................. 216 Beeper..... 106 Clear settings ..37 Card.97....45........... 92 Continuous shooting..or 9-image index display..............160.............................. 99 Color tone...............................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ...32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).................................................131 1st-curtain sync.......148 2-sec.....85 Adobe RGB....................... 36 Settings display............ 96 Color temperature ....... 138 Black-and-white image ..156 640x480 .............................................................................. 169 Camera Camera shake..........................27.. 123 SDHC/SDXC.......... 208 Format................. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up . 86 Cleaning (image sensor) .............. 13.................. 55 Cable ..... 70 Contrast................ 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off......131 1920x1080 ............................. 2......160.......................................................Index 1280x720 ......................80 Audio/video OUT..... 134 AEB......76 Basic Zone modes ................................................................... 92 A A/V OUT........... 35 ..

...................86 Exposure compensation ......................... 131......................................................................20 Custom Functions. 98 Flash exposure compensation....... 46 Focus lock .................................... 147..................... 148 Built-in flash .......29 DC coupler..................................................................... 192 Menu setting ............................................55 Creative Zone modes ......176 Dioptric adjustment .............. 69 Focusing AF mode ...........36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF................ 194 Beeper .............. 214 Flash ... 206 FE lock...........Index Copyright information.............................82 Dial.. 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ..............208 Eyepiece cover .... 56 Flash-sync speed........ 72...............185 Drive mode ..... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ..................................... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)............. 202 Manual focusing.......76 FE lock..147......... ................................. 65 Flash exposure compensation .................. 46 Full HD ........................... 33........ 132.......... 202 Recompose....................... 66........................................ 69......... 147 Red-eye reduction .................190 Clear all .199 Creative Auto ............................................................ 131 Full Auto . 160 D Date/Time .......................23........87 Extension ... 88 Focus confirmation light ..............................191 File number ............................................................................................................................ 71 Dust Delete Data ...................................................... 117. 88 Flash off ........................................... 68 AF-assist beam............ 49........98 238 ... 123................................141 External Speedlite....224 Evaluative metering .............. 120 Out of focus ................................................ 149 Effective range .....203 Depth-of-field preview...... 64 2nd-curtain sync ....70............................................... 77 Digital terminal ....... 113 AF point selection ......... 47.............................190 List.....................................................................114 Faithful ..........16.. 206 Eye-Fi card ................................................... 131 Full High-Definition............ 64 Custom Functions.151 E Erase (image) ..... 48 Focus mode switch ..... 47......................... 93 Firmware Ver........ 140 File size ............................. 64 External Speedlite......................................................................... 48 Format (card initialization)................ 117.......171 Error codes . 42 Frame rate.........

....... 18 Lens. 63 G Grid display .........174 Index.......... 173 View on TV .............................. 20 Image-recording quality....................................................................................................... 156 ISO speed . 146 Shooting settings display ................. 75 Language selection . 63 ISO expansion ....112................203 J JPEG ....................................................173 Highlight tone priority . 58............... 21.....................................................................................62.....................................................35 Attaching/Detaching ...................174 Household power ......................... 167 Image area....34 Landscape.................... 167 Highlight alert ................................................................................................................... 33 ......... 160..................210 Image dust prevention........... 157 L I ICC profile ...... 197 Image Zone .........170 Rotate . 151 Image review time ................ 146 Brightness adjustment ..............................157 Magnified view....................171 Highlight alert.......................... 13 Auto off..................165 Erase ........ 159 Shooting information..........................142.... 44 Image playback.......................................................Index Function availability table............... 155 Protect ..131......160............ 51.168 High-Definition ....................... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ....................160................96 Image Auto playback ...173 Highlight detail loss .....158 Playback ................ 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.................58....................................110.......... 155 Menu screen ......................................................... 104 Live mode (AF)......................................... 138 Image verification data ............156 Jump display (Image browsing)................... 113 239 .............. 30 LCD monitor .................. 40 Screen color............................................................ 139 Display switching ................... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .............. 62 Auto.. 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .....173 Histogram ... 72 Index display ........................................ 72 Jump display ............. 134 H HDMI.........................

........ 131 Recording time........................................................................ 214 240 ...........83 Magnified view .... 193 Nomenclature...............106.............120. 60 PAL...........................112 Possible shots ............................. 164 Enjoying ............................................. 160..........................................42................................86 Metering timer.109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format........ 160 File size...................... 131 Manual exposure shooting... 193 Long exposure ..20 Monochrome..................................... 132 Shooting..... 120 Maximum burst ............. 167 My Menu .....................Index Live View shooting................ 132 Frame rate ........................................................................... 84...................................................... 66 P P (Program AE)......... 195 Mode Dial.........112........ 54 Night scene ......134 Mirror lockup ............. 134 Still photo shooting...................40 Metering mode........................ 129 View on TV ....................... 158 Malfunction ... 198 N Neutral...107 Focusing...........73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ............... 162 Recording size ........ 43 M M (Manual exposure).............113 Grid display .. 76 Night Portrait .... 120 Microphone ..........198 Setting operation .................. 131.......... 16 ................................ 131................................................... 123 Sound recording ... 127 Manual focusing.. 66 One-Shot AF ...........................................69............................... 127 Movie crop ............................ 124 Editing out first and last scenes ...........................................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ................22 NTSC ........................................... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ..69............... 131 Playback ........218 Manual exposure ....................... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ........... 70................. 74..............83............................................................................................................................................. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ..............212 My Menu.......................

.................................. 110.. 139 Battery check...................................175 Picture Style Adjustment.................183 Program AE ................................60 Program shift ....28 Household power...179 Print Order (DPOF)... 109 Power Auto power off .......................74 RAW+JPEG..................................................... 144 Rotate (image)................................... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .....................................................................................................................94 Pixels ......................185 Printing effects ..................27.......................... 54..50...........86 Peripheral illumination correction ...................................... 126...................27 Printing..... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ....118 241 ..........28..................178 Partial metering............ 150.... 75 Possible shots......................38 Quick mode (AF)...... 57...... 65 Release shutter without card...... 142......... 182 Tilt correction ................................................... 24 Red-eye reduction ....176 Page layout................................ 71................................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)........... 92 Shooting information display .... 71 Sensor cleaning...72 Playback . 27...........................................28.... 159 S Safety warnings..........................................................................203 Possible shots ................61 Protect (image erase-protection).........179 Paper settings...............170 R RAW .......................... 72 ......91 Selection.....Index Paper settings (printing).................... 133.. 233 Saturation ................. 31 Remote control shooting.................24 Switch ..74 Recharge....104 PictBridge.......................................... 109 Recharge .......................38 Quick Control screen .......183 Trimming.................58........................................................... 72 .............................75 User defined ....................................... 93 Sharpness ................... 204 Revert to default settings.......... 155 Portrait .........180................

.....................23 System map..................................................78 P (Program AE) ......86 sRGB .................................................................................................................82 Strap ......................75 Stopped-down aperture ........ 101 Custom .......................... 100 T Tone priority ......165 Sound recording ..................................................................... 19 Dioptric adjustment ......................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ............93 Trimming (printing)............. 163 W WB → White balance White balance .........134 Speaker.......................46 7 (Flash Off) ......................85 M (Manual exposure) ....... 99 Personal......................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..................54 k (Movie shooting)..194 Toning effect (Monochrome) .........37 Shutter-priority AE .....................96 Standard .......... 99 Bracketing...........................................................162 Sports.......................................123 Shooting settings display .......183 242 ........53 Spot metering....53 6 (Night Portrait) ..................................................... 102 Correction ........55 1 (Full Auto)...............52 5 (Sports)...................... 78 V Video system.................................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) .................. 214 View on TV.............80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)..50 3 (Landscape) ..............................................................................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .......18 Shutter button ....................................................................49 2 (Portrait) ...................................................... 167 Viewfinder ............ 169........ 160..........................................................78 Slide show ................Index Shooting mode............51 4 (Close-up) .......................60 C (Creative Auto) .......................................

..Q Quick Control Screen ................254 p.........250 p.......Custom Functions ........249 p.............Image-recording Quality ...k Shooting Movies ....Nomenclature .Creative Zone Modes ......p....259 243 .....i Drive Mode .........................d: Program AE ...........................................245 p......Using the Built-in Flash........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .........244 p...251 p......254 p...250 p......253 p....p.............Picture Style ............246 p..............s: Shutter-priority AE ...251 p................250 p...246 p.................Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..252 p.p.....256 Installing the Software ....252 p..p......S AF Point .249 p.255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .................f: Aperture-priority AE..247 p..Z: ISO Speed ........Image Playback .......E: AF Mode..........A Live View Shooting...........................250 p..............Basic Zone Modes .......................

then press the <V> key to select the desired item.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press <0> to display the setting. Press the <U> key to select the tab. press <0>. After setting the item. 3. 4. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 2.

245 .Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. then turn the <6> dial to set it. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). press the <Q> button. The Quick Control screen will appear.

Black-and-white images. 246 . see the camera’s instruction manual. Press the <U> key to select the quality. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. then press <0>. then press <0>. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. then press <0>. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. and the camera does the rest.) Press the <Q> button. then shoot. You just press the shutter button. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. then press the <S> key to select the function. 249 . Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes).

Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. The shutter speed will be set automatically. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. The aperture will be set automatically. If the shutter speed display blinks. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. If the aperture display blinks. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. 250 . then focus the subject. then focus the subject. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture.

Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <ZE> button. 251 . X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. then press <0>. While looking at the viewfinder. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <S> key to select the AF point.

When “AUTO” is selected. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. the ISO speed is set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. 252 . When you press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.

200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To change the Live View settings.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 180 shots 253 . Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx.

press the shutter button. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. press <A> again. To shoot still photos. To stop movie shooting.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

edit and print JPEG images on your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. 256 . Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer.

4 Click [Restart]. remove the CD. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 257 . “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. B When installation ends. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). To download images from the cameras. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). The software will not be installed correctly. the window for Step 4 appears. uninstall the software.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. If not necessary. 5 Once your computer has restarted.

6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. the window for Step 4 appears. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. uninstall the software. 5 Remove the CD.10. When installation ends. 4 Click [Finish]. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). To download images from the cameras. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).4 . “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 258 . Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. If not necessary. On your computer’s desktop. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10.

259 . Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 2 Open the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).pdf files. Double-click on the CD icon. Then select your language. Then select your language. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 3 Double-click the START. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). To save the PDF manual to your computer. 2 Open the CD.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. Double-click the START. To save the PDF manual to your computer.pdf files.

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